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Custodians of the Hermitage treasures

The Hermitage cats have become a living symbol of St Petersburg. Not content with simply showing pictures, this series offers the lowdown on each of them.

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Bird’s-eye view of Kazan

Kazan is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Tatarstan, Russia. With a population of 1,143,535, it is the eight most populous city in Russia. In April 2009, the Russian Patent Office granted Kazan the right to brand itself as the “Third Capital” of Russia. In 2009 it was chosen as the “Sports capital of Russia” and it still is referred to as such. The city will host the 2013 Summer Universiade, 2015 World Aquatics Championships, and 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Credit: Slava Stepanov

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Siberian faces of the 20th century

These photographs were taken in the Siberian Yeniseysk Governorate in the 20th century. They remain in the archive of the city of Krasnoyarsk’s local museum. This is visual history: the local residents’ livelihoods, deer herding and shipping on the Yenisei River, and constructing churches. But the most interesting and astounding is, of course, the faces of people who lived at the beginning of the 20th century.

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Shades of Russian nature beyond the Arctic Circle

The Khibiny Mountains are a small mass of mountains in the central part of the Kola Peninsula located within the Russian Arctic Circle. It’s unique for its geological formation and relief. The largest number of rare plant species in the Murmansk region have been discovered here. Thickets of dwarf birch, shrubs, mosses and lichens abound in the mountains’ valleys.

Credit: Alexandr Ermolitsky.

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“Siberian Christ” founded the City of the Sun in taiga

The Church of the Last Covenant was founded by a man who called himself Vissarion; he started forming a religious community in Siberian Taiga in 1991 - today his settlement called the City of the Sun occupies 250 hectares

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